|Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui during his initial appearance before the Court. Photo: ICC-CPI/Remco Okhuizen|
On December 18, 2012 Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui was acquitted of all charges by the International Criminal Court. Trial Chamber II found there to be insufficient evidence in the case brought by the Office of the Prosecutor, and was unable to find Ngudjolo guilty beyond a reasonable doubt regarding the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is the second verdict delivered by the Court since its founding, and its first acquittal. The verdict was met with mixed reactions worldwide and has reenergized the examination of the ICC and its role in international justice.
Read more in AMICC's new analysis of the Ngudjolo acquittal